Connections are vital in this our present country. One can even go as far as to say, they are everything though that would be pushing it a bit far to be blunt. It is crucial to network and make a lot of connections in your daily walk. You meet several people in a day. Some you would walk by on the street, others in a hospital, the church, school and most especially many you would meet after school.
You can be so meshed up in your own world and be so absorbed in self that you miss out on the opportunity to network and be linked to so many people you interact with on a daily basis after school especially during your national service. Some people you feel quick to dismiss can actually become so invaluable to you that you wonder how on earth you considered dismissing them in the first place.
Regardless of how “outside your comfort zone” it may be for you, it is important to make time to connect with the people you find yourself surrounded with during your service and even in your daily affairs. I bet you are wondering how on earth you are going to meet the ambassador or the president or even the minister while you’re offering your service. But you don’t really have to connect with already established and accomplished people.
The true connections you need are the raw talents, the nurturing ones who still have the capacity to shake Ghana right down to the core and bring out her hidden potential. You know that service person who seems to know it all and annoys you whenever he opens his mouth?
Someone please make him shut up!!!!
Yeah bet that person just flashed across your mind for a split second. Well do you know his “knowing too much” however annoying; is a valuable tool? Believe it or not, you may be lacking in several areas he is extremely gifted in and by being close minded and unappreciative of his qualities, you risk losing that opportunity to get to know him better and improve yourself. That is the power of connections, it helps you achieve what would seem impossible in a shorter amount of time.
“Shoot me now and put me out of my misery”
What about that chatty lady who sits from across your desk and just can’t seem to stop her noisy chatter day in and day out? Yeah the one who gets you rolling your eyes and saying shoot me now and put me out of my misery. Believe it or not, you could learn a thing or two about communication skills from her, when to say something and when not to. You could also learn restraint and improve your social skills by connecting with her. For all you know, by getting closer to her, you could gently nudge her in the right direction and teach her restraint as well without the whole barrier of condemnation and being judgmental.
Catching on to the ropes yet? It’s all about perception and making the most out of what life hands you. Connecting honestly with people you meet today can prove to be a great source of help tomorrow. And don’t even think of being superficial or connecting with people simply because of what they can offer you because trust me…they can always tell. And no one wants to connect with a selfish self-centred user. Don’t be one.